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TCEQ's COVID19 OSSF GUIDANCE
Bastrop County On-Site Sewage Facilities Order
Bastrop County is the "authorized" agent for the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Bastrop County has adopted the TCEQ rules from Title 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 285. Bastrop County has adopted more stringent rules in the Bastrop County On-Site Sewage Facilities Order to include:
With few exceptions, a permit is required to construct, install, alter, extend, or repair an On-site Sewage Facility (OSSF). Since local permitting programs can be more stringent than the state law, always check with the Bastrop County Environmental & Sanitation Services Department.
A permit is not required for emergency repairs (replacing tank lids, inlet and outlet devices, and repair of solid lines), but they must be reported to this office within 72 hours after repairs have begun. Emergency repairs are defined in 30 TAC Subchapter D, 285.35.
Bastrop County maintains a list of OSSF professionals but does not endorse or guarantee the license, certification, or performance of any individual on this list. Each one held a current license at the time the list was compiled. We recommend that you obtain bids from several individuals, confirm their license status at www.tceq.texas.gov and ask for references.
Current TCEQ rules require the following:
Platted or unplatted subdivisions of single family dwellings served by a public water supply and using individual OSSFs for sewage disposal, shall have lots of at least 1/2 acre.
Platted or unplatted subdivisions not served by a public water system and using individual OSSFs, shall have lots of at least one acre.
A lot must be large enough to allow the septic system to meet all the required setbacks based on the size of the system. For small lots, less than 1/2 acre, the system must be designed by a Registered Sanitarian or Professional Engineer, regardless of the system type.
Bastrop County Courthouse
804 Pecan Street
Bastrop, TX 78602
Phone: (512) 581-7100
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